- Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 14 - 18 Inches
- Mature Spread 14 - 18 Inches
- Growing Zones 4 - 9
- Use As A Filler In Containers
The bold purple flowers of the 'Pardon My Lavender II' Monarda didyma provide a pop of color during the spring and summer. The upright Monarda didyma is a perennial in USDA growing zones 4 through 9, so it will be a staple of borders, landscapes, and mass plantings. This versatile and adaptable plant also does very well in containers, and it is excellent for cut flowers. The fragrant flowers have oblong petals with a slight ruffle, surround lavender styles, and sit above green foliage. This plant is also known as Bee Balm or Bergamot.
'Pardon My Lavender II' Monarda didyma hails from North America. Once this plant is established, it will thrive with little care, making it a great choice for busy or forgetful gardeners. This plant is deer-resistant, but it attracts pollinators like butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. Monarda didyma is clump-forming, so it will gradually spread out and can be propagated through division.
Pardon My Lavender II Bee Balm Care
Find a sunny spot with at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight to plant the Monarda didyma. This plant can handle full sun but will still flourish in part sun. Rich, fertile soil with a pH of 6.0 - 7.0 will keep the plant happy and healthy. Monarda didyma is not a heavy feeder, and applying balanced fertilizer in the spring is usually enough to get the plant off to a strong start. Bee Balm prefers consistently damp soil, so water while the top layer of the soil is still moist. Established plants in the ground typically need water during a drought, while potted plants may benefit from weekly watering.
Trim or pinch spent blooms. Cut the stems back to 12 inches in the spring before blooms emerge to encourage new plant growth. Leave the foliage after the plant stops blooming in late summer, and in the fall, trim the stems back to 1 inch to prepare the plant for winter.
Pardon My Lavender II Bee Balm Spacing
The Monarda didyma is a short plant that will reach 14 to 18 inches tall. Space plants 22 to 28 inches apart when planting, and with time, new growth will fill in the area between the initial plants.
Pardon My Lavender II Bee Balm Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
|Plant Type: Perennials
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 14 - 18 Inches
|Mature Spread: 22 - 28 Inches
|Spacing: 22 - 28 Inches
|Flower Color(s): Purple
|Flower Description: Lavender Purple
|Bloom Period: Mid Summer
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
|Container Role: Filler
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
|Brand: Proven Winners
|Common Name: Pardon My Lavender II Bee Balm
|Other Name(s): Bergamot, Horsemint, Oswego Tea
|Scientific Name: Monarda didyma USPPAF, Can PBRAF
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.